Most Breast-feeding Moms Quit Earlier Than Planned

Erin Carroll planned to breast-feed both her newborn sons. But like many women with the best intentions, it didn't work out. A new government study finds only a third of new moms achieve their goal of exclusively breast-feeding for three months.

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    So I quit.” Interesting ... We now interrupt this meeting for a breast-feeding break… My first business meeting with my friend Chrissy earlier this year at her office included her daughter Addy-Kate, beaming from a wrap on her mother’s hip.
    10/23/2014 - 7:32 am | View Link
  • Why many breast-feeding moms quit earlier than planned
    the first year the CDC issued a breast-feeding “report card.” That’s still well below the government’s target of 25.5 percent in the “Healthy People 2020” report. In Perrine’s study, married moms with more than one child were more likely to ...
    06/3/2012 - 6:35 pm | View Link
  • Never Mention the Housekeeper
    Breast-feeding is one. Co-sleeping is another ... Most recently was a response to an essay by Mel Robbins, titled “Why Moms Should Quit.” It was about sharing domestic chores more equally, particularly teaching your children to step up and shoulder ...
    05/10/2011 - 10:38 am | View Link
  • No More Pumping in the Bathroom: New Law Requires Private Nursing Space for Moms
    Dr. Rosemary Shy, co-chair of the Michigan Breastfeeding Network, tells the Free Press allowing moms to ... mothers who quit breast-feeding quit because they have to go back to work, and work makes no accommodations." A study released earlier this month ...
    04/23/2010 - 4:00 am | View Link
  • Many Women Quit Breast-Feeding Early
    SUNDAY, Dec. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Though a growing percentage of American moms start their infants on human milk ... with short postpartum maternity leaves were more likely to quit breast-feeding early. Those at highest risk were women in non-managerial ...
    12/26/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
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  • Women's Health: Breastfeeding
    The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons, including: The joyful closeness and bonding with your baby; The specific nutrition only you can provide
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  • When Should You Stop Breastfeeding?
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  • KellyMom : evidence-based breastfeeding and parenting
    How do I determine if a medication is safe for a breastfeeding mother? Have you ever been told you need to stop breastfeeding because you need medical testing or a ...
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  • When Breastfeeding Doesn't Work OutBreastfeeding Basics
    The figures for exclusive breastfeeding (no water, formula, or solids) are even more discouraging. Only 1 out of 3 moms is still exclusively breastfeeding her baby at ...
    03/25/2015 - 3:43 pm | View Website
  • Breastfeeding Moms conversations
    What are the best and worst things to eat while breastfeeding...? OK so my daughter has a lot of gas lately and I need help figuring out what the best things for me ...
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